Kigali: A senior executive committee member of the opposition group Rwanda National Congress (RNC) has been named in a murder racket led by ex-army chief Lt Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa, RNA reports.
Lt. Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa is accused of leading a racket of hitmen who were murdering people in Rwanda. Since his fleeing the country, the General has turned to be a fierce critic of government in Kigali
Mr. Jean Paul Turayishimye is reported to have been hired when he was still in Rwanda some years back to murder the mother of a business associate who owed Gen Nyamwasa money.
Turayishimye is a member of the ten-man founding team which formed the Rwanda National Congress. The others on the team are Gen Nyamawasa, Theogene Rudasingwa, the ex- chief of staff to President Kagame, Gerald Gahima – the ex-prosecutor general and ex-spy chief Col Patrick Karegeya. All of them have been convicted in Rwanda over different sets of charges.
The Exposer, a news sites which recently accused Rwandan exiled tycoon Tribert Rujugiro of funding the FDLR rebels, is the same source of the accusations against the RNC member Turayishimye.
The story is that Gen Nyamwasa was owed money by one Hadji. As the General prepared to leave the country, he sought Hadji to refund his money. At that time Hadji is said to have been living in Canada. It is reported that the General gave Hadji an ultimatum that if he did not pay, his mother would be targeted.
“After failing to have Hadji repay him the money owed, Kayumba informed Hadji who was in Canada at the time that he would “FINISH” his mother. Hadji believed it was a JOKE! It was not!” said the news site.
According to the site whose authors are unknown, Hadji has vowed to drag Gen Nyamwasa to court to have him explain what happened to his mother.
The site does not indicate the source of its information, but going by previous articles which have named Tycoon Rujugiro and Theogene Rudasingwa, to which they have appeared in the media such as BBC making denials, this information may have some weight.
The tycoon and the former elite insiders are reported to have formed a unified movement with plan to oust the government in Kigali. They have turned out to be very critical voices to President Kagame and his administration.
Gen Nyamwasa and Col Karegeya both live in South Africa where they have been granted asylum. The General did survive an assassination attempt on his life back in June 2010, and a case is currently before Southern courts. He accused Kigali of being behind the plot, but the authorities here have vehemently denied any role.
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